The Age of Kali

The Age of Kali

From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan.

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307948939

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives: the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness” predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a region that thrilled and surprised him. Venturing to places rarely visited by foreigners, he presents compelling portraits of a diverse range of figures—from a Hindi rap megastar through the Tamil Tigers to the drug lords of Pakistan. Dalrymple's love for the subcontinent comes across in every page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration all the more poignant. The result is a dark yet vibrant travelogue, and a unique look at a region that continues to be marked by rapid change and unlimited possibilities as it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and tradition.
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The Age of Kali

The Age of Kali

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The Age of Kali

The Age of Kali

Author: William Dalrymple

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ISBN: OCLC:1103723193

Category: India

Page: 356

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Shangri La

Shangri La

THE AGE OF KALI The Hindu apocalyptic legend of the Age of Kali comes from sacred scriptures . Many believe that the earth is currently in Kali Yuga ( the Age of Kali ) , also known as the Iron Age , the Age of Despair and the Dark Age ...

Author: Michael Buckley

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622044

Category: Travel

Page: 191

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Appealing to the adventure traveler or armchair reader who simply wishes to browse and dream, this guide promises to lead them into the glorious reality and breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas.
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Spiritual Awakening in the Age of Kali Yuga

Spiritual Awakening in the Age of Kali Yuga

Society is mesmerized by illusion. People have lost the capacity to think, choose the proper direction in life, and experience peace. This book offers guidance that can transform life.

Author: Shanti Desai

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1983711810

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We are at a time in history during which we have made exponential advancements in technology and communications. Comforts and information are available at our fingertips. But so much information has confused us, and technology has made us slaves. Society is mesmerized by illusion. People have lost the capacity to think, choose the proper direction in life, and experience peace. This book offers guidance that can transform life. It offers a contemporary approach to meditation that is suitable for people of all beliefs, ages and temperaments. A simple threefold path is advanced. The path requires only that we become still and introverted and rediscover the essence of our being which is peace. Give up dogmas, effort, mechanical discipline and running outward in search of happiness. Learn to be empty, aware, and in the present. Wake up here and now to realize that you are perfect where you are. Peace is your essential nature. You do not need to go anywhere or do anything. You are already there.
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The Age of Kali

The Age of Kali

The book of your life will have many chapters.

Author: Sewpal N Singh

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728381978

Category: Fiction

Page: 668

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The book of your life will have many chapters. Some will tell of triumph, some of tragedy. Some will be dull and ordinary, others intense and exciting. Some will tell of sorrow, others of joy. There will be chapters of passionate love and there will be chapters of implacable hatred. There will be chapters of pain, of anger, of envy, of ego so big that it just can’t be fathomed. Some chapters will bring anxiety, some rage, some joy, some peace. Others will resound with uproarious laughter; still others will bring down a summer rain of tears. Life goes on in happiness and in distress; in celebration and in tragedy; during the day and during the night; in good times and bad, year in, year out. The great cycles of the universe are never still. They move continuously, relentlessly, endlessly, on and on and on......
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Faith and Narrative

Faith and Narrative

There are several verses in one section of Nammalvar's Tamil poem-cycle called the Tiruvaymoli (composed about 800 C.E.) that refer to the present evil age (Kaliyuga) and to the defeat of the demon Kali, who presides over the age.

Author: Keith E. Yandell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195351286

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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From epic to limerick, novel to anecdote, literary narratives engage and entertain us. From autobiography and biography to accounts of familial generations, narratives define communities. Myths and histories loom large in religious traditions as well. Recently, the importance of narrative to ethics and religion has become a pervasive theme in several scholarly disciplines. In the essays presented here, a distinguished roster of scholars addresses a range of issues associated with this theme, focusing especially on questions concerning narrative's contribution to knowledge.
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THE MYSTERIES About occultism in religion Bernard Heuvel hardcover

THE MYSTERIES  About occultism in religion  Bernard Heuvel hardcover

The new cycle begins in the Age of Pisces. Each of the stars in the constellation gives us an exact date. The Kali Yuga The Age of Kali began on February 14th 3102 B.C. that is about 5200 years ago. There are approximately 200 years to ...

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ISBN: 9781445716183

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The Mysteries Unveiling the Knowledge of Subtle Energy in Ritual

The Mysteries  Unveiling the Knowledge of Subtle Energy in Ritual

The new cycle begins in the Age of Pisces. Each of the stars in the constellation gives us an exact date. The Kali Yuga The Age of Kali began on February 14th 3102 B.C. that is about 5200 years ago. There are approximately 200 years to ...

Author: Bernard Heuvel

Publisher: Bernard Heuvel

ISBN: 9781445715940

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Page: 210

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1 Between Myth, Magic, and Science 2 Archaeo-astronomy and Myth 3 Earth Spirit 4 Numbers 5 Megalithic Structures, Ley Lines and the World Grid 6 Subtle Energy 7 Alchemy 8 Creating the Matrix 9 Astrology 10 Astronomical Alignments and Magical Rituals at Sacred Places 11 Temple design 12 Initiations and the Mystery Schools 13 Subtle Energy Knowledge in Religion 14 Egregores: The Creation of our Gods 15 The Occult Influence of Government and Religion on Society 16 Consecration and Desecration of Sacred Places 17 Monumental Masonic Magic 18 Ancient Occult Warfare 19 New Religion for the Aeon of Horus (Satan, Lucifer) 20 Esoteric Ancient Science and Technology 21 Hermetica and Paleophysics 22 Esoteric Modern Science and Technology 23 Tachyon Energy 24 Channelled Information on the Subtle Energy Grid 25 Escaping the Matrix Appendix I: Glossary of Elements of Ancient Subtle Energy Technology Appendix II: Numbers of the Canon Appendix III: The natural Meaning of the Alphabet Literature
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The Visnu Purana

The Visnu Purana

40 Girls will bear children at the age of five or six or seven with boys aged eight or nine or ten in the Kali age. 41 The hair of youths will turn grey at twelve, and none will live past twenty. 42 Since men are foolish, false and mean ...

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Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781760464417

Category: Religion

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Viṣṇu is a central deity in the Hindu pantheon, especially in his manifestation as the seductive cattle-herding youth, Kṛṣṇa. The purāṇas are sacred texts, which, as the Sanskrit name implies, are collections of narratives from ‘long ago’. The Viṣṇu Purāṇa is thus an ancient account of the universe and guide to life, which places Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa at the centre of creation, theology and reality itself. This text, composed about 1,500 years ago, provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the most important themes and narratives that constitute the Hindu imagination: the creation and destruction of the universe, the origin of gods and mortals, the peopling of the world, and the structure and conduct of ideal brahminical society. The Viṣṇu Purāṇa describes the trials of exemplary devotees, the existential struggles between gods and demons, and the exploits of legendary cultural heroes. It also contains many ecstatic songs of praise for the deity. The ever-popular accounts of Kṛṣṇa’s love games with the cattle-herding girls of Vṛṇdāvana, which have proliferated in literature, dance, song and visual arts over the millennia, are found here in authoritative form. This faithful yet fluent blank-verse rendering of this great Hindu classic is the first new English translation in nearly 200 years. It will be welcomed by the scholarly community, while remaining readily accessible to a general readership.
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A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal

A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal

Srinatha's comment, therefore, that 'the devotees that will be born in the Kali age' mentioned in Bhāgavata 9.24.61 are the companions of Caitanya implies all this. Krsna appeared at the end of the Dvāpara age to favour these devotees ...

Author: Rembert Lutjeharms

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192561923

Category: Religion

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This book examines the practice of poetry in the devotional Vaiṣṇava tradition inspired by Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1486-1533), through a detailed study of the Sanskrit poetic works of Kavikarṇapūra, one of the most significant sixteenth-century Caitanya Vaiṣṇava poets and theologians. It places his ideas in the context both of Sanskrit literary theory (by exploring his use of earlier works of Sanskrit criticism) and of Vaiṣṇava theology (by tracing the origins of his theological ideas to earlier Vaiṣṇava teachers, especially his guru Śrīnātha). Both Kavikarṇapūra's poetics as well as the style of his poetry is in many ways at odds with those of his time, particularly with respect to the place of phonetic ornamentation and rasa. Like later early modern theorists, Kavikarṇapūra reaches back to the earliest Sanskrit poeticians whom he attempts to harmonise with the theories current in his time, to develop a new poetics that values both literary ornamentation and the suggestion of emotion through rasa. This book argues that the reasons of and purposes for Kavikarṇapūra's literary innovations are firmly rooted in his unique Vaiṣṇava theology, and exemplifies this through a careful reading of select passages from the Ānanda-vṛndāvana, his poetic retelling of Kṛṣṇa's play in Vṛndāvana.
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Sri Chaitanya s Life and Teachings

Sri Chaitanya   s Life and Teachings

In fact, there is a portion of Kali that is sometimes even known as “Prema-yuga,”4 or the age where divine love reigns supreme. So the question becomes this: Why use these words in relation to the age of Kali, especially when the ...

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498558341

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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This book focuses on one of the greatest saint/avatāras of all time: Śrī Chaitanya Mahāprabhu. This charismatic religious leader popularized song and dance as a yogic science and conveyed teachings as relevant today as they were in his native Bengal some five hundred years ago. This is the story of how his message spread throughout the world.
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Divine Service and the Performing Arts in India

Divine Service and the Performing Arts in India

831 // iti In the age of Kali , the meekness ( of human means ) is ( immanent ) , as it is said in the Brahmavaivartta Purāņa : ' in the age of Kali , penance , yoga , knowledge , sacrifices and other activities , even if performed by ...

Author: Selina Thielemann

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 8176483338

Category: Hindu music

Page: 142

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Essays In The Volume Centre Around Music And Other Performing Traditions And Part Of The Devotional Practice With Emphasis An Vaishnava Liturgy In Northern India. The Focus Is On The Significance Of Music, Dance And Acting In The Vaisnava Theology. Includes Coloured Illustrations.
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Kali Yuga and the Kalki Avatara

Kali Yuga and the Kalki Avatara

Kali-Yuga is the age of darkness, misery, and sorrow we live in.

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: Philaletheians UK

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Category: Religion

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Kali-Yuga is the age of darkness, misery, and sorrow we live in. However, there is one thing peculiar to the present age that may be used by the student. Consciousness’ eternal pilgrimage from Light to Darkness is a long cycle from Alpha to Omega. When the Kalki-Avatara appears, our sufferings in this world will come to an end. If Vishnu is represented in his forthcoming and last appearance as the Tenth Avatara, it is only because every unit held as an androgyne manifests itself doubly. Messiah is the fifth emanation, or potency. The Kalki-Avatara will come forth from Shambhala, the City of Gods. The heaven will open and He will appear on a white horse. In him was life, and Life was the Light of men. He is the beginning and the end of separateness (i.e., selflessness). He will appear as Maitreya-Buddha in the Seventh Race. The first teacher of this round, on this planet, was a Dhyani-Chohan. The one who will appear at the close of the Seventh Race will again be a Dhyani-Chohan. He will incarnate into the whole humanity collectively, not individualised in one man. Then justice, order, and true brotherly love will be finally restored on earth. What can the true and earnest Theosophists do against the Black Age or Kali Yuga? With Appendices on the “Designations of Kalki-Avatara in major religions, and “Calendar of the Race that never dies.”
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Srimad Bhagavata Volume 4

Srimad Bhagavata Volume     4

So long as the Consort of Srī walked the earth, Kali was not able to bedevil the life of people on earth. 31. It was when the Saptarshis were in the constellation of Magha that the age of Kali, lasting for one thousand two hundred ...

Author: Swami Tapasyananda

Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math(vedantaebooks.org)

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Category: Religion

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The Srimad Bhagavata (or Srimad Bhagavatam) is one of the few main Puranas and a great Book on Bhakti (devotion).It consists of 18000 verses and is regarded as an encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy.Attributed to the sage Vyasa the Bhagavata (also Bhagavatam) illustrates religious truths with stories of ancient India’s saints seers and kings. The book also deals in part with the life of Krishna (which makes the book especially sacred to the Vaishnavas). The set consists of four volumes each with Devanagri Sanskrit and English translation mainly in the lines of Sridhara’s interpretation. The verses are numbered. A thorough introduction explains the methodology and outlook of Pauranika literature in respect to space time nature and man.Prologues are also included with each Skanda to further the reader’s understanding of the text.
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The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Seventh Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty Seventh Annual Collection

The Age of Kali. I have little patience with that tendency in many Indians to assume that because we are a very old culture, we invented everything. Astronomy? Made in India. Zero? Made in India. The indeterminate, probabilistic nature ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429905695

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.
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Cyberabad Days

Cyberabad Days

The Age of Kali. I have little patience with that tendency in many Indians to assume that because we are a very old culture, we invented everything. Astronomy? Made in India. Zero? Made in India. The indeterminate, probabilistic nature ...

Author: Ian McDonald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575087934

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity and a population where males out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas. Cyberabad is a collection of 7 stories: The Little Goddess. Hugo nominee Best Novella 2006. In near future Nepal, a child-goddess discovers what lies on the other side of godhood. The Djinn's Wife. Hugo nominee and BSFA short fiction winner 2007 A minor Delhi celebrity falls in love with an artificial intelligence but is it a marriage of heaven and hell? The Dust Assassin. Feuding Rajasthan water-rajas find that revenge is a slow, subtle process. Jasbir and Sujay go Shaadi. Love and marriage should be plain-sailing when your matchmaker is a soap-star artificial intelligence Sanjeev and Robotwallah. What happens to the boy-soldier roboteers when the war of Separation is over? Kyle meets the River. A young American in Varanas learns the true meaning of 'nation building' in the early days of a new country. Vishnu at the Cat Circus. A genetically improved 'Brahmin' child finds himself left behind as he grows through the final generation of humanity.
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